CHICAGO, IL. (Oct. 9, 2018) – As part of the eighth gathering for the U.S. U-17 Men’s National Team during the 2018-19 player cycle, Chicago Fire Academy goalkeeper Damian Las has been called in by U.S. U-16 Boys’ National Team head coach Shaun Tsakirishas as one of 21 players to travel across the Atlantic to compete in the 2018 U-17 International Youth Tournament.
The tournament will take place in host cities Shropshire and Chester, England where the USA will face England, Brazil and Russia.The tournament will be the final gathering for the U-17 MNT before the squad competes in the 2018 Nike International Friendlies in late November. The squad will take on U-17 counterparts England and Brazil on Friday, Oct.12 and Sunday,Oct. 14, respectively, before closing out the tournament against a Russia team that will field a mix of U-17 and U-18 players on Tues. Oct. 16.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Damian Las (Chicago Fire; Norridge, Ill.), Chituru Odunze (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; Calgary, Alberta)
DEFENDERS (8): Axel Alejandre (FC United; Chicago, Ill.), Adam Armour (North Carolina FC; Cary, N.C.), George Bello (Atlanta United FC; Douglasville, Ga.), Tayvon Gray (New York City FC; Bronx, N.Y.), Mason Judge (Eintracht Frankfurt; Tampa, Fla.), Antino Lopez (Shattuck -St. Mary's; Las Vegas, Nev.), Joe Scally (New York City FC; Lake Grove, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): William Reilly (Atlanta United FC; Decatur, Ga.), Daniel Robles (Seattle Sounders FC; White Center, Wash.), David Rodriguez (FC Dallas; Irving, Texas), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy; Panorama City, Calif.), Peter Stroud (West Ham United; Chester, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5): Sagir David Arce (Monarcas Morelia; Chihuahua, Mexico), Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.), Andres Jasson (New York City FC; Greenwich, Conn.), Alfonso Ocampo Chavez (Seattle Sounders FC; Kent, Wash.), Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas; McKinney, Texas), Griffin Yow (D.C. United; Clifton, Va.)